Week 27: I promise to be grateful receiver…

Last week my class went to Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden is some 66-acres located at 8617 Garland Road in East Dallas, Dallas, Texas, on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake.

While walking the beautiful park, I was repeating the words I read every single morning:

“I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me noticing nature, kindness, smiles, and compliments, which I gladly receive with a thank you.”

At the same time, I was remembering the words of Sylvia Plath, when she says:

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’”

—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Having the opportunity to walk and breath while being aware of the laughs of the kids and singing of the birds surrounding me, allowed me to be truly happy of being alive!

“The Earth has its music for those who will listen.”

-George Santayana

PS. When was the last time you realized the beauty of nature surrounding you?

#ThereisNothingLikeIt, #MKMMA